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Case Against Senator Bob Menendez Ends In Mistrial

Bob Menendez

New Jersey Senate Bob Menendez has temporarily dodged a bullet, but his ultimate fate is far from clear.

Donald Trump’s Unqualified Judges

Trump Gavel

As a candidate, Donald Trump liked to claim that he only hired the “top people.” and said he would do the same thing as President. So far, it isn’t working out that way.

Russian Lawyer Alleges Donald Trump, Jr. Offered Quid Pro Quo For Information On Clinton

Trump Russia

Yet more evidence of potential collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russians.

Trump And The Rule Of Law

Trump Gavel

In his time as President, Donald Trump has demonstrated as much contempt for the rule of law as he did as a candidate.

Senator Rand Paul Seriously Assaulted Outside Home

Rand Paul Senate Floor

Late last week, Senator Rand Paul was attacked by his neighbor in an incident that now appears to be a rather serious case of assault: WASHINGTON — Senator Rand Paul suffered five broken ribs and bruises to his lungs in an altercation with a neighbor on Friday at his home in Bowling Green, Ky., one […]

Twenty-Six Killed In South Texas Church Massacre

Texas Church Shooting

Another mass shooting.

Ezekiel Elliott Gets Another Reprieve

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Ezekiel Elliott got a legal reprieve late last week, but it may not last for long and it could have a big impact on the fortunes of the Dallas Cowboys.

Bowe Bergdahl Receives Dishonorable Discharge, Reduction In Rank, Will Not Serve Prison Time

Bowe Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl received a dishonorable discharge and reduction in rank, but will not serve time in prison.

Utah Nurse Accosted By Police Settles Claims

Utah Nurse Alert

Alex Wabbel, the Utah nurse who became famous in September after police body cam footage captured her being accosted by a police officer who was wrongfully demanding that she allow him to draw blood from a patient involved in an auto accident, has settled her claims with Salt Lake City and the hospital: A Utah […]

Justice Department May Seek Charges Against Russian Officials For Election-Related Hacking

Trump Russia

The Justice Department appears to be on the verge of charging Russian government officials in connection with election-related hacking.

Trump And The Federal Courts

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Federal Courts continue to rule against the Administration, and the President continues to lash out at Judges and demonstrate his contempt for the Rule Of Law.

Former Trump Campaign Adviser Charged With Lying To F.B.I. About Contacts With Russia

Trump Russia

A Trump Campaign official has been charged with and pled guilty to charges of lying to the F.B.I. regarding contacts with Russian officials.

Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Indicted

Paul Manafort

The first shoes drop in the Mueller investigation.

Don’t Expect Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Retire While Donald Trump Is President

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making it clear she will not be leaving the court anytime soon.

First Indictment Reportedly Issued In Mueller’s Russia Investigation

Trump Russia

The first shoes appear ready to drop in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign.

Two Federal Courts Block Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban Again

Trump Muslim Ban

Two Federal Judges have issued orders blocking the latest version of President Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion And Other Charges

Bowe Bergdahl

The Bergdahl case comes to an end.

Mississippi School District Bans ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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The school district in Biloxi, Mississippi has removed ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from the 8th-grade reading list because it “makes people uncomfortable.”

Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Reinstated By Federal Appeals Court

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A legal setback for Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys.

Trump Threatens NBC, Upping The Ante In His Despicable War On Freedom Of The Press

Trump Burning Constitution

Donald Trump is continuing to up the ante in his rhetorical war against one of America’s most fundamental freedoms.

Skewed Majorities are Bad for Democracy

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And even moreso when they are consciously created by the winner.

Justice Department Reverses Obama Era Policy On Discrimination Against Transgender Americans

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Reversing an Obama Era position, the Justice Department has rescinded a legal interpretation that purported to apply previously adopted civil rights laws to transgender individuals.

District Of Columbia Will Not Appeal Ruling Striking Down Concealed-Carry Law

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The District of Columbia has decided not to risk an appeal of a lower court ruling striking down its restrictive concealed-carry law.

Supreme Court Appears Split In Political Gerrymandering Case

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The Supreme Court appears split on the question of whether or not partisan Gerrymandering is unconstitutional.

The Las Vegas Shooting Was Terrorizing, But It Wasn’t A Terrorist Act

Las Vegas Shooting

Stephen Paddock’s crime was clearly terrorizing, and will impact the lives of survivors, families, first responders in many ways for a long time. Based on the currently available evidence, though, the Las Vegas shooting was not “terrorism.”

More Than 50 Dead, 400 Injured, In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Las Vegas Shooting

A gunman opened fire on a crowd of over 20,000 people in Las Vegas, and the results have been predictably horrific.

Supreme Court Begins What Promises To Be A Momentous Term

Supreme Court Justices October 2017 Term

Previewing the next term of the Supreme Court, which starts today.

Supreme Court To Rule On Mandatory Fees To Public Sector Unions

Supreme Court Building

In its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will hear a case that is likely to have a significant impact on the powers of public-sector unions.

D.C. Appeals Court Declines Review Of Ruling Striking Down District’s Concealed Carry Law

Gun Constitution

A Federal Appeals Court has declined to review a panel decision striking down the District of Columbia’s restrictive concealed-carry law.

Anthony Weiner Sentenced To Twenty-One Months In Prison

Image: Rep. Anthony Weiner Admits To Tweeting Lewd Photo, Lying

With his sentencing, the strange, strange saga of Anthony Weiner has come to an end. What a strange and wild ride it has been.

Trump Using Money From RNC And Campaign To Pay Legal Fees

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Donald Trump is using money from the Republican National Committee and his campaign to pay legal fees associated with the Russia investigation, and it’s all perfectly legal: NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the […]

More Lawsuits Filed Over Trump’s Decision To End DACA

Trump DACA

The Trump Administration has been hit with two new lawsuits over the President’s decision to end the DACA program.

Mueller’s Russia Investigation Closing In On Paul Manafort

Trump Russia

Special counsel Robert Mueller could be looking to “flip” Paul Manafort, giving President Trump and those close to him something new to worry about.

Federal Judge Blocks Dept. Of Justice Policy Withholding Funds From ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Sanctuary Cities

A Federal Judge has blocked enforcement of a Dept. of Justice policy purporting to block funding to so-called ‘sanctuary cities.’

McConnell Open To Eliminating ‘Blue Slips’ For Judicial Nominees

Gavel And Scales Of Justice

The Senate appears ready to get rid of another procedural move designed to block judicial nominees.

Senate Rejects Amendment To Repeal AUMFs Authorizing The Bush-Obama-Trump Forever Wars

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Once again, Congress is abdicating its Constitutional responsibilities.

Edith Windsor, Plaintiff In Landmark Marriage Equality Case, Dies At 88

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Edith Windsor, the Plaintiff whose lawsuit led to the first of two landmark Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality, has died at the age of 88: Edith Windsor, the gay-rights activist whose landmark case led the Supreme Court to grant same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time and rights to a host of […]

Supreme Court Allows Trump Refugee Ban

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The Supreme Court has overruled a lower court ruling blocking the Trump administration’s temporary ban on refugees. By the time they issue a final ruling, the issue will be moot. Mark Sherman for the AP: The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Tuesday agreed […]

Laws That Forbid Americans From Joining In Boycotts Violate The First Amendment

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Arguments advanced by those advocating a bill that would prevent Americans from participating in a boycott of Israel would not violate the First Amendment appear to be without merit.

University Of California Sues Trump Administration Over Decision To End DACA

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The University of California has joined the list of Plaintiffs suing the Trump Administration over its decision to end DACA.

Dept. Of Justice Declines To Charge Lois Lerner In Connection With I.R.S. Targeting Scandal

Lois Lerner

Despite pleas from conservative lawmakers, the Dept. of Justice will not reopen the case against former I.R.S. official Lois Lerner.

Federal Judge Halts Ezekiel Elliott Suspension

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Once again, the National Football League sees its disciplinary and appeal process criticized by a Federal Judge.

Trump Administration Suffers Another Court Defeat On Travel Ban

Trump Muslim Ban

The Trump Administration has suffered another Court defeat related to the President’s Muslim Travel Ban.

Democratic States Sue Trump Administration Over Decision To End DACA

DACA Protest

As expected, a group of Democratic states is suing the Trump Administration over the decision to end the DACA program.

Blue States Threatening To Sue Trump Over DACA Decision, But Their Case Seems Weak

DACA Protest

Several Democratic Attorneys General are threatening to sue the Trump Administration over the decision to end DACA, but their legal arguments appear to be especially weak.

The Bob Menendez Trial Is Set To Begin, And It Could Have Big Implications In Washington

Bob Menendez

As Congress heads back to work, a corruption trial in New Jersey could have big implications for what happens on Capitol Hill.

Narco-Pigeon

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Via the BBC:  ‘Narco-pigeon’ shot by Argentina police Police in Argentina have shot a carrier pigeon that was delivering drugs to a jail, prison authorities say. I have to admit, this is a new one to me.  I am aware of numerous types of narco-subs, human mules, and catapults used to deliver drugs, among other […]

Judge Richard Posner Retires After Nearly Thirty-Six Years On The Bench

Judge Richard Posner

One of the legal giants in the Federal Judiciary has retired from the bench.

Video Of Police Arresting Utah Nurse Over Blood Test Leads To National Controversy

Utah Nurse Alert

A Nurse in Utah stood up for her patient’s rights, and was harassed by the police for her efforts.

Justice Sotamayor Presides In Judge’s Chambers

Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor showed up at Yankee Stadium yesterday for the first of a four-game series against the Red Sox that could prove crucial to the team’s chase for the AL East pennant this season. Instead of sitting in a luxury box seat down by the dugout though, she was in Judge’s Chambers: […]

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